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Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com is one of the recently emerged potentially harmful search engine pages that offer you something extra to appear to be useful. This particular search engine, for example, provides you with quick links to file converters, web dictionaries, and local weather pages, apart from the obvious search tool, of course. We have found that this infection is just another clone of already known browser hijackers, including Search.yourinstantrecipes.com and Search.searchsmg.com that have hit the web lately. Although these search pages may look all innocent to you, it is important to be aware of the potential risks you take by leaving them in your browsers. This hijacker may put your system security at risk by the third-party ads and links it may promote through its content. If you do not want to land on malicious websites and get scammed by cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com without a second thought.
When you find this browser hijacker or any other for that matter in your browsers, there is a good chance that previously you clicked on the wrong third-party ad. This infectious advertisement may be shown to you by malware infections hiding on your system, such as adware apps and browser hijackers, or by suspicious file-sharing, gaming, and pornography-related websites. If your system is infected with malware, you can never be safe when you are online. An adware program, for example, can hijack normal and legitimate third-party advertisements that you would find on reputable pages, including Amazon and YouTube. But these programs can also display corrupt ads and content that link to malicious websites or can drop a bundle of malicious threats onto your system. Therefore, it is a must for you to scan your system with a reliable malware scanner after you delete Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com from your browsers.
You also need to be aware of the risks of landing on suspicious websites because these can present to you unsafe third-party content, too. These ads can be very misleading and show up as system or browser notifications about an urgent software or plugin update you need in order to see content on the page or to protect your system security. But they can also pose as fake download or other types of buttons on file-sharing pages, for example. However, clicking on any of these unreliable ads or links could drop a malicious package onto your computer filled with adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted applications. All these infections can expose you to more threats and online scams through promoted malicious websites. This is why you need to clean your whole system of all potentially harmful programs once you remove Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com.
This browser hijacker offers you a fake toolbar at the top of your page that gives home to a search box and a couple of easy-access buttons that link to tools and websites associated with file converting (from .docx to .pdf and vice versa), thesaurus, and local weather. Using these third-party tools and sites could expose you to potentially unreliable third-party ads. But the main issue with this search page is the search engine itself. In fact, this browser hijacker can collect information about you that can be used and also misused to display customized commercials and links on your screen. This infection may also modify the search results by inserting ads and links of promoted third parties. Although you will find yourself on a Yahoo search results page every time you run a web search through this questionable search page, you should not trust the results fully. If you happen to click on the wrong content, you could be taken to malicious websites and that never ends well. You may let more threats onto your system or get scammed otherwise by cyber criminals who have a few tricks up their virtual sleeves for sure. If you do not want to find out yourself how badly such an exposure may end, we advise you to act now and delete Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com from your browsers.
Strangely enough, this browser hijacker does not seem to affect Google Chrome. Therefore, in order to eliminate this threat source, it is enough for you to reset Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox to make sure that no leftovers remain. It is important that you keep all your programs, including your browsers, and all your drivers (Java and Flash) up-to-date so that cyber crooks cannot take advantage of outdated security holes and gain access to your computer. But, if you want to feel completely safe in your virtual world, we suggest that you search the web for a reliable security tool, such as an anti-malware application, and install it for best results in protecting your PC.
Remove Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com from browsers